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Olympic Gymnastics Team Size Will Go Back To Five For Paris 2024

The International Gymnastics Federation has released today key points about the Olympic qualification system for Paris 2024: The qualifying...


The International Gymnastics Federation has released today key points about the Olympic qualification system for Paris 2024:

The qualifying path has been simplified compared to that for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The main changes concern the number of gymnasts per team, with a return to a maximum of five gymnasts, who can take part in both the team and individual competitions. Also, while a country that qualifies for the team event may no longer win any additional individual spots above the five places it has already obtained, a country that has not qualified a team can earn up to three places for the individual competitions.


The first places will be awarded in Liverpool, United Kingdom, at the World Championships, scheduled to take place from 29 October to 6 November 2022, where the three medal-winning countries in the team competition will pick up five tickets each to Paris.


Most of the places for the Olympic team and individual competitions will be at stake one year later, at the 2023 Worlds in Antwerp, Belgium. The Qualifications will be instrumental at three levels. At the end of the Qualifications, the nine remaining team places will be awarded and the three next-best-ranked eligible countries will get one non-nominative place. In addition, the All-Around Qualifications’ results will enable eight male gymnasts and fourteen female gymnasts to get their Olympic tickets. The Apparatus finals will be an opportunity for the specialists with places for the top eligible gymnasts in each apparatus final.


The specialists will have another opportunity with the Apparatus World Cup series in 2024. The two best eligible women and men on each apparatus from the Olympic Qualification World Cup Ranking List –  based on their best three results out of four in the series – will be Paris-bound.


The last qualifying opportunity will come at the 2024 continental championships, with one All-Around individual place at stake for contenders at each continental event.


The Paris Olympic will be held between 27 July–5 August where 96 male and female gymnasts will compete there.

Photo: Silvia Vatteroni


 

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